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Medicare Part D

May 20, 2009

The sign-up period for Medicare Part D ends on May 15, and policymakers and consumers will begin to assess the implementation of this new prescription drug benefit. What is Medicare's larger financial and political future? What are the upcoming challenges facing Medicare and near-retirees? University of Minnesota experts who can talk about Medicare Part D:

Lawrence Jacobs, professor at the U’s Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs
Jacobs is an expert on health care policy, and he can speak about the history of Medicare and American health policy. Jacobs can also offer analysis on the political implications of the success or failure of Medicare Part D. Lawrence R. Jacobs is the Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair for Political Studies and director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. He also is a professor in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Political Science.

To interview one of the experts, contact the University News Service, (612) 624-5551.

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